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French Vanilla Funfetti Cupcakes Recipe

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Everyone will love this French Vanilla Funfetti Cupcakes Recipe! They’re soft, fluffy, and full of fun colors and flavors. The perfect cupcakes for sharing!

Make these cupcakes using a boxed cake mix for ease and flavor! It’s a great recipe that all will love – and don’t forget to load the sprinkles!

I love making and baking cupcakes because it’s a simple recipe. You can make your homemade frosting or save some time and buy it already made from the store.

French Vanilla Funfetti Cupcakes Recipe

The vanilla flavoring of these cupcakes is so good! Then when you add the fun confetti colors, you know they will be a hit.

My boys will eat any cupcake made in the house, but this recipe is one of their favorites. They’ll all be about the flavor and taste – and will even help make them, too!

If you can find a fun way to work together in the kitchen, baking cupcakes is about as good as possible. Everyone can do their part in making the cupcakes – and then enjoy eating their hard work.

How far in advance can I make cupcakes?

Cupcakes are a delicious and easy-to-make treat for any occasion. If you plan to make cupcakes for a special event or as a sweet indulgence, you might wonder how far in advance you can make them.

The good news is that cupcakes can be made without sacrificing taste or texture. Making cupcakes in advance can be a great time-saver for busy bakers.

Generally, you can bake cupcakes up to two days before and keep them in an airtight container or covered with plastic wrap in the fridge.

However, if you’re using frosting, it’s best to wait until the day of serving to add it to the cupcakes.

With a little planning, you can enjoy freshly-baked cupcakes without feeling the stress of last-minute baking.

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What extracts can I add to the cupcake batter for more flavor?

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French Vanilla Funfetti Cupcakes Recipe

French Vanilla Funfetti Cupcakes Recipe

Yield: 24 cupcakes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

This French Vanilla Funfetti Cupcakes Recipe is the best! You'll love using a boxed cake mix!


  • 1 box of yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 2/3 cup milk, divided
  • 1/3 cup pure canola or coconut oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1- 3.4ounce box of French Vanilla Instant Pudding, divided
  • Sprinkles

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of softened salted butter
  • 1- 3.4ounce box of French Vanilla Instant Pudding, divided
  • 4 ounces of softened cream cheese
  • 2/3 cup milk, divided
  • 3 tablespoons half and half (you may or may not need)
  • 4 cups powdered sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a cupcake pan with the cupcake liners.
  2. Add the cake mix, half of the pudding, and 1/3 cup of milk to a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add the water, eggs, and oil and mix on medium speed using a hand mixer.
  4. Add the cupcake batter into the liners, 2/3 full. Put the pan in the oven and bake for 18-20 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Let the cupcakes cool down all the way.
  5. To make the frosting, mix the rest of the pudding and milk in a bowl.
  6. In a different bowl, cream the cream cheese and the butter until light and fluffy.
  7. Stir in the pudding/milk mixture.
  8. Slowly add the powdered sugar 1 cup at a time until it is nice and creamy and peaks form. Add 1-3 tablespoons of the half and half between the cups of powdered sugar as needed.
  9. Add the frosting into a piping bag and frost the cooled cupcakes. Add the sprinkles!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 441Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 347mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 0gSugar: 29gProtein: 3g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 6/9/2023

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